Porsche Design Monobloc Actuator Collection New Models – Monobloc Actuator Chronotimer Flyback Limited Edition and Monobloc Actuator 24H–Chronotimer All Black

As the official timing partner of the Porsche Motorsport GT Team, lifestyle brand Porsche Design presents two new versions of the innovative Monobloc Actuator watch collection.

With the introduction of the Monobloc Actuator Collection in 2017, Porsche Design introduced a highly innovative and entirely new watch concept.

To develop this new technology, the watchmakers at Porsche Design Timepieces AG in Solothurn (Switzerland) collaborated with the designers at Studio F. A. Porsche in Zell am See (Austria) and the engineers at Porsche Development Centre in Weissach (Germany).

Monobloc Actuator Chronotimer Flyback Limited Edition

Limited to 251 watches, this new model draws a direct correlation to the 251 cm wheelbase of the Porsche 911 RSR. This chronograph sports a matte-black carbon dial, inspired by components of the GT Team’s racing car, is reminiscent of its color composition: black, red, grey and white. In addition, the function display at “9 o’clock” reflects the characteristic red and white curb design.

Porsche Design Monobloc Actuator Chronotimer Flyback Limited Edition

The line offers a revolutionary new approach to the operation of a chronograph. The engine of the Porsche 911 RSR racecar, a prime example of performance on the racetrack, inspired this innovative mechanism.

Instead of using two standard push-pieces on the side of the case to trigger the stopwatch functions, like a conventional chronograph, the Monobloc Actuator’s chronograph functions are set into motion by a single pressure-operated rocker switch, which is integrated into the case.

Similar to the mechanisms used in the high-performance engine of the Porsche 911 RSR, adapted processes provide absolute precision, dependability, and hermetic sealing throughout operation. In fact, the stopwatch function of this chronograph, which is pressure-resistant up to 10 bar, is operational underwater.

Porsche Design Monobloc Actuator Chronotimer Flyback Limited Edition

Werk 01.200, introduced by Porsche Design in 2017, serves as a “high-tech engine” in the 45.5-millimeter titanium case. The chronograph calibre, whose excellent precision rate is certified by a COSC certificate, features a flyback mechanism.

In racing, this complex additional function is crucial, since it allows the measurement of successive intervals, for example, with lap times or pit stops. Ticking at 4 Hz, the automatic movement is the result of the brand’s engineering and horological competence and the transfer of intelligent technologies from racecar development.

Porsche Design Monobloc Actuator Chronotimer Flyback Limited Edition

Manufactured using state-of-the-art production methods, it guarantees reliability and precision with every second. The movement’s open-worked barrel bridge implements Porsche’s lightweight construction philosophy, while also offering a clear view of the flyback function and gear train.

The energy-optimised rotor, visible through the case back’s sapphire crystal, is PVD-coated and equipped with a weight crafted from tungsten. Though difficult to process, tungsten provides the necessary weight required to guarantee powerful winding.

Porsche Design Monobloc Actuator Chronotimer Flyback Limited Edition

Every component of the Porsche 911 RSR racecar – from form to function – stems from an overall sophistication taken by Porsche during design and development. This philosophy is likewise true for the Monobloc Actuator Chronotimer Flyback Limited Edition, for which Porsche Design developed a new rubber strap with Alcantara inlay.

This technical material, also used in the interior of the 911 RSR, provides a secure hold, even with high lateral-acceleration. The stabilizing properties transferred to the strap ensure maximum comfort, thanks to the LaserFlex structure.

The strap is equipped with a titanium safety folding-clasp and offers an attractive option to metal bracelets.

The Monobloc Actuator Chronotimer Flyback Limited Edition retails for $8,500 (RRP).

Monobloc Actuator 24H–Chronotimer All Black

Debuting in an inventive 45.5 millimetre titanium case, pressure-resistant to 10 bar, the black titanium-carbide coating lends a sporty, enduring quality to the Monobloc Actuator 24H–Chronotimer watch . The case surrounds a matte-black dial with a mechanical function display at “9 o’clock”, central chronograph second, thirty-minute counter at “12 o’clock as well as twelve-hour counter at “6 o’clock”.

Porsche Design Monobloc Actuator 24H–Chronotimer All Black

A date window is integrated at “4 o’clock”. The tachymetric scale on the outer rim of the dial enables the wearer to calculate average speed. The 24-hour display is applied onto the bezel.

As the watch’s engine, the Swiss ETA Valjoux 7754 automatic chronograph calibre beats at 4 Hz, amassing a 48-hour power reserve. Its personalized rotor puts the Porsche Design icon in the spotlight, as both can be admired trough a panel of sapphire crystal in the case back.

Porsche Design Monobloc Actuator 24H–Chronotimer All Black

Similar to the case design of the Monobloc Actuator 24H-Chronotimer All Black, the new titanium bracelet with black titanium-carbide coating is the result of a balanced relationship between form and function, with an overall focus on comfort and precision.

Porsche Design Monobloc Actuator 24H–Chronotimer All Black

Robust yet elegant, the newly developed and thoroughly tested titanium bracelet is especially comfortable on the wrist, thanks to the specific characteristics of the material.

The origin of titanium within Porsche Design dates back to 1980, when it was first used for the titanium bracelet of the Titan Chronograph. Maximum safety and comfort are guaranteed, thanks to the new titanium folding-clasp with fine adjustment.

The Monobloc Actuator 24H–Chronotimer All Black retails for $7,250 (RRP).

Technical details

Model: Porsche Design MONOBLOC ACTUATOR Chronotimer Flyback Limited Edition

Case
Material: Titanium
Finishing: Black titanium carbide coating | glass bead-blasted
Diameter: 45.50 mm
Height: 15.60 mm
Crown: Screw-down
Glass: Sapphire crystal with hard coating, scratch-proof, sevenfold anti-glare properties on both sides
Case back: Screw-down with tinted sapphire crystal
Chronograph actuation: Completely case-integrated, multiple-mounted rocker switch
Water-resistant: Dynamically water-resistant up to 10 bar

Dial
Carbon with black indices against a grey background, minute, hour, mechanical function display at 9 o’clock, chronograph second hand, 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, date window at 4 o’clock, tachymeter scale

Movement
Caliber Porsche Design Caliber WERK 01.200, chronograph with flyback function, COSC-certified
Rotor: Porsche Design Icon rotor, black
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Height: 7.90 mm
Power reserve: 48 hours
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour [4 Hz]
Jewels: 25

Strap
Rubber with Alcantara ® inlay and LaserFlex profile
Titanium folding clasp, black, glass bead-blasted titanium carbide coating

Limitation
Limited Edition of 251 pieces

Others
Box with Mini booklet and metal badge

Recommended retail price
€ 7,950/ CHF 7,950/ GBP 6,000/ US$ 8,500

Model: Porsche Design MONOBLOC ACTUATOR 24H-Chronotimer All Black

Case
Material: Titanium
Finishing: Black titanium carbide coating | glass bead-blasted
Diameter: 45.50 mm
Height: 15.60 mm
Crown: Screw-down
Glass: Sapphire crystal with hard coating, scratch-proof, sevenfold anti-glare properties on both sides
Additional indication: 24-hour scale
Case back: Screw-down with tinted sapphire crystal
Chronograph actuation: Completely case-integrated, multiple-mounted rocker switch
Water-resistant Dynamically water-resistant up to 10 bar

Dial
Black dial
Indices, minute, hour, mechanical function display at 9 o’clock, chronograph second hand, 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, date window at 4 o’clock, tachymeter scale

Movement
Caliber Swiss chronograph caliber ETA Valjoux 7754 with two-zone mechanism
Indication of two-zone-mechanism via centered hand
Porsche Design Icon rotor
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Height: 7.90 mm
Power reserve: 48 hours
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour [4 Hz ]
Jewels: 25

Bracelet
Titanium | black titanium carbide coating | glass bead-blasted
Titanium folding clasp with fine adjustment | titanium and stainless steel | folding clasp

Recommended retail price
€ 6,750/ CHF 6,750/ GBP 5,100/ US$ 7,250

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